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Artist Hyperion Records

Jarek Augustyniak (bassoon)

Jarosław Augustyniak began his journey with the bassoon at the age of 12; he graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Łód, Poland with a masters degree in bassoon and chamber music. He was a laureate in the XXI Competition of Young Instrumentalists in Włoszakowice and won a special award from Wielkopolska Symphony Orchestra.

His professional life had lead him to move from Poland, through Portugal, Spain and Denmark to the United Kingdom where, in 2004, he was appointed as Principal Bassoonist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He has been given the opportunity to play in over 300 venues across the world, including Wien Konzerthaus, Madrid Auditorio Nacional, London Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Buenos Aires Teatro Colon and Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts. Jarek has fostered an active solo career, including tours with Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa, Basque National Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales and solo appearances in Centre Pompidou in Paris. Jarek is regularly invited to perform with prestigious Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles, including European Camerata, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Hallé Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and London Symphony Orchestra.

He is a keen chamber musician. He recorded a CD with Quintillion Ensemble and as a soloist in Sinfonia Sacra by Francisco Escudero with the Basque National Orchestra and Edward Elgar—Romance with BBC National Orchestra of Wales for BBC Radio 3.

As a passionate teacher Jarek has established 'Ventus Optimus', an annual summer course in Poland for young woodwind players.


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